WSBK » Bimota confirms WSBK exit


Bimota is forced to cut short its return to the World Superbike Championship after failing to meet homologation demands.

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FastestBloke

August 28, 2014 12:11 PM

Why the heck Dont these small manufacters have to produce the amout of bikes in percentage of their company s financial size?

This will happen always to these niche-manufacturers, because they dont operate like the big ones. Only if they produce a piece of crapp like the EBR, they are going to make it into wsbk.

Its a shame because the bike is beautifull, and it was proving to be very competitive!!

exloko

August 28, 2014 12:41 PM
Last Edited 115 days ago

a real shame, even more because they are showing battling for the front of EVO riders / team, even against BMW...

maybe they could do some wildcards at BSB...joining the junior team...

jamx8

August 28, 2014 12:44 PM

Come on folks lets be fair here this is a blatant racing machine under the guise of a road bike! If there was not the need to homologate then what would be the problem for other "manufacturers" doing exactly the same and the series becomes a joke. If they have made and sold 30 machines how many of them are racing? As an aside anybody ever seen a PETRONAS on the road??

Sasha Alexandrovich

August 28, 2014 12:55 PM
Last Edited 121 days ago

@MrKnowitall Outsourcing and build to order. Most of the work is just assembly and one time designwork. That's why the bikes are more expensive, but the company does not have to go bankrupt because they stock 100 bikes that don't sell. Friend of mine collectes his Bimota Mantra at the workshop once. It was surprisingly small.
Look at Bakker Framebouw. Small Dutch company, in existence since 1973 or so. Does the same thing as Bimota, but on an even smaller scale.

kma55

August 28, 2014 1:55 PM

I think the fact that they are actually building and selling road bikes should be enough to let them in. What difference does it make whether it's 30, 125, or 5000? It's just an arbitrary number which means nothing.

Matt2

August 28, 2014 2:30 PM

kma55: I think the fact that they are actually building and selling road bikes should be enough to let them in. What difference does it make whether it's 30, 125, or 5000? It's just an arbitrary number which means nothing.


The problem is not with Bimota and those numbers but it comes a problem when Honda, Kawasaki, Ducati, etc. makes a special racebike for the series. Maeby with their own name or trough subsidiatry company. This series should be "fair" playing field with bikes you and me can buy out of the shop and not to throw 200k€ and wait 1,5 years to get the bike. I would like to see Bimota race but homologations is 2 edged sword.

shamarone

August 28, 2014 3:28 PM

gentlemen, if answers are TRULY what you seek...? you can all cease commenting at this point and simply rewind back to the beginning and read any number of my posts on this topic. anything less, and you're just wasting time. everything I spoke has now come to fruition.

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